Knit Kimono Too: Simple Designs to Mix, Match, and Layer

Knit Kimono Too: Simple Designs to Mix, Match, and Layer

by Vicki Square
     
 

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In Knit Kimono Too, best-selling author and knitwear designer Vicki Square returns with more than 20 brand-new Asian-inspired designs that flatter all body types. You'll discover garments including tops, tunics, and vests that blend traditional inspiration with projects that contemporary knitters can't resist. Knit Kimono Too focuses on lighter weight knits

Overview

In Knit Kimono Too, best-selling author and knitwear designer Vicki Square returns with more than 20 brand-new Asian-inspired designs that flatter all body types. You'll discover garments including tops, tunics, and vests that blend traditional inspiration with projects that contemporary knitters can't resist. Knit Kimono Too focuses on lighter weight knits for layering, plus unique stitch patterns, colorwork, and openwork designs, in addition to innovative shaping, interesting closures and edgings, and clever knitting techniques.

Vicki also demonstrates the special techniques and stitches that make these garments so elegantly wearable, including two-color slip stitch, surface embroidery, two-hand stranded colorwork, garter-stitch shortrows, attaching knitted cord, making origami folds, double knitting, and more.

Editorial Reviews

From the Publisher

"An amazing variety of classic and comfortable wear-to-work sweaters...Visual learners may want to buy the book just to get the DVD! New and intermediate knitters will be delighted to find they have the skills they need to create fabulous garments." - Edie Eckman, Creative Knitting

Praise for author's previous title Knit Kimono:

"A stunning collection...natural fibers and stitches were carefully selected to reflect the movement and drape of the traditional garments." - Monsters and Critics.com

"If you'd like to embrace the popular trend...Knit Kimono offers a selection of patterns to suit any taste." - The Detroit News

"Knitters in search of adventure will find much of interest." - Bangor Daily News

"Square's designs are elegant and most are accessible even to beginners." - News-Observer (Raleigh, North Carolina)

"This lovely little book features 18 designs, all with minimal shaping. The beauty of each garment is in the stitch pattern or colorwork...There's something for everyone here." - Planet Purl

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781620333242
Publisher:
F+W Media
Publication date:
05/15/2013
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
Sales rank:
873,307
File size:
10 MB

Meet the Author

Vicki Square is the author of Knit Kimono, Knit Kimono Too, Folk Bags, Folk Hats, and the best-selling The Knitter's Companion. She is also a contributor to Lace Style, Simple Style, and Knitting Green. Vicki regularly designs knitted pieces from elegant basics to unique art to wear. Her artistry in color and aesthetic are stated boldly through her engineering of unusually shaped garments and accessories. Magazines such as Interweave Knits, Knitter's and Spin-Off have featured her work, and she has won awards for her innovative designs. Vicki has been designing and teaching knitting for more than twenty years, and cross-trains her creative passions with drawing, painting, and mixed media pursuits. She lives in Fort Collins, Colorado.

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